If you can’t wait to pick up Dead Rising 2 on September 28th, then you might want to take a look at Dead Rising 2: Case Zero which will be launching August 31st exclusively for Xbox Live Arcade.
Case Zero takes place three years before Dead Rising 2 and acts sort of like a demo for the title, but has its own plot and environments. While you will have to pay for it, you won’t have to drop much on it. Capcom is charging 400 MS points for the downloadable title, so basically $5.
It is an interesting take on demos, creating content exclusively for a that demo. And while it does cost some cash, the pricing is low enough where its still affordable to try it out and will still save you a lot of cash if you don’t like it.
You can check out the E3 trailer for Dead Rising 2: Case Zero after the jump along with some screenshots. Currently there are no plans for a PlayStation Network release.